This post is in honor of all the people you don’t realize how much you’ve missed until you’re with them again. We’ve somehow reached that age where the weeks between seeing old friends can turn into months and even years easily if we’re not careful. I’m writing to tell you to be careful. Take a random opportunity to do a familiar activity with a familiar face. That feeling of sliding comfortably back into a past you thought was lost forever is what being home is all about in the first place isn’t it? It’s funny how people can hold onto little pieces of your heart for so long that you forget they even have them, til you’re with them again and you feel home; home is where the heart is, and tonight reminded me that, while not broken, my heart is in a million places. Only a true friend can remind you of memories you forgot you had. Only a true friend turns a bad day into a warm, fuzzy one. Only true friends remind you that no matter how old you get, or how time changes you, there is always a way to belong.
Go find those people in your life over this break. Do something with them. Actively remember the person you once were, regardless of whether once was last month or ten years ago, and add this to your resolutions: do more to espouse the things you loved about her.